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Senator John Barrasso presents 'Meritorious Mast' to Vietnam Veteran

Several veterans were joined by Senator John Barasso this weekend as the Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 celebrated a brick laying ceremony recognizing the time and sacrifice that many of...

 

Governor Gordon keeps Wyoming up-to-date regarding safety and COVID

After a short break, Governor Mark Gordon once again took to the podium to continue to keep Wyomingites informed of the current COVID situation. Currently there are 866 positive cases of Corona in Wyoming 106 of those cases coming up in the last week...

 

PTSD Awareness Month - June

For the family members of a soldier or sailor there is a collective sigh of relief when that person manages to come home safely from war, but for many of those service members the war comes home with them. Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD is...

 

Paws, and bunny ears at Pet Parade

June 18 saw the first Pine Bluffs Recreation Pet Parade in the park. Hosted by recreation director Sonja Fornstrom, the small group was entertained by a dog named Tinkerbell and a feisty little...

 

Advanced Extrication Training for local fire districts

This last Saturday the Pine Bluffs Volunteer Fire Company put on an Advanced Extrication training for firemen with all levels of experience. Firemen from District four and five worked all day to prepa...

 

Amber Abrams and Reagan Pachel recipients of Mayoral Scholoarships

In a show of a little more normality than we have seen in the past few months, the council was able to hand out their Mayoral Scholarships this past Monday. While the students did not get to finish...

 

Town Council discusses pool closure and more

Monday’s town council meeting saw yet another discussion about opening the pool. While residents find themselves angry and confused over the inability to open the pool this year, council has determined that the cost of trying to open and maintain t...

 

Wyoming Rodeo Association holds annual small town rodeo in Pine Bluffs Arena

The Wyoming Rodeo Association came to Pine Bluffs this weekend to hold their annual small-town rodeo. This event occurs in many of the surrounding states in their small towns and the association is do...

 

Farmers Market in Burns

Pine Bluffs Sunday Market has started once again and is doing simply fine at its new location at the community center. While the first market did not have as many vendors as we have seen in the past,...

 

Strong winds do damage to the Veterans Memorial Plaza

Strong winds and heavy rains have battered our small town for the last couple of days. Several property casualties have been reported, and winter weather conditions have closed portions of interstate...

 

Three retire from Laramie County School District 2

Since the introduction of the Coronavirus a few short months ago its been hard to remember that life indeed does go on for many of our community members. Laramie County School District #2 was proud...

 

Governor Gordon informs Wyoming on COVID situation

In yet one more conference since the COVID situation, Governor Mark Gordon once again hit the podium to keep Wyomingites informed of the ongoing situation. Joined by Dr Alexia Harrist, Wyoming Department of Health, and Josh Dorrell, CEO of the...

 

Cobblestone breaks ground

Started in 2008 in Wisconsin, the Cobblestone Hotels were originally a smaller operation that was originally intended to be the private label of the owners, something that there would just be one or...

 

Governor Gordon updates Wyoming on state opening

Once again Governor Mark Gordon took to Facebook to update Wyoming citizens on the continuing effort to open up the state and restart the currently lagging economy. Joined by Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist, Wyoming Agricultural...

 

Town Council discusses budget, rates and new businesses

Monday night’s town council meeting opened with the third and final reading of 2020-01 the budget for fiscal year 2021. As many residents already knew there is a shortage of funds for many of the towns summer activities, and while the frustration...

 

Pine Bluffs and COVID

With the COVID situation appearing to have no real end in sight, I was able to touch base with Ann Anderson Pine Bluffs Health Clinic director to ask about how our local office was handling some of th...

 

Governor Gordon does Phase 1 in opening Wyoming

In yet another press conference Governor Mark Gordon spoke about the opening of Yellowstone National Park, and yet another spike in positive COVID-19 cases. There has been one more death, and 73 new confirmed cases over the week. On the positive...

 

Memorial Day and the COVID-19 Pandemic

This week in Cheyenne there has been a fierce debate over the President’s decision to lower the flags to half mast for the Memorial Day celebrations. For the first time in our history there were several people in the state of Wyoming that want the...

 

Memorial Day 2020

Across the nation today Memorial Day looks different than it has in the past. Instead of families and friends gathering to celebrate those who lost their lives in the name of freedom we are still prac...

 

Poppies for Veterans

Once again the Ladies Auxiliary of the Pine Bluffs American Legion stepped out for Memorial Day to give out poppies for donations to help American Veterans with essential needs. On Friday the ladies...

 

2020 Burns Graduation

While the wind carried away the soft sounds of Pomp and Circumstance the 46 Burns High School seniors walked across the football field to their futures. For the first time in the school's history...

 

Graduation challenges amongst the COVID-19

This time of year always brings people back to their own graduation, their own entry into the adult world. It’s about this time that we start to hear us old folks saying things like, “If I only knew then what I know now,” or “I wish I had the...

 

Building permits reach high numbers while residents home due to COVID-19

Monday’s town council meeting opened once again with a larger number of building permits as residents continue to fix home issues throughout the COVID-19 shutdown. While many can work from home, this seems to be the best time to get that garden...

 

Doing the Census

Monday night’s town council meeting saw some residents frustrated over the closing of the pool for the summer due to the COVID-19 situation. The council and the local census representative Stephanie Freeman would like residents of Pine Bluffs to...

 

History of Laramie County Fair Part 1

Back in 1907 when Laramie County also included what is now called Platte and Goshen County, the Laramie County fair was held in Wheatland. Hundreds of people would Load up on the train and ride the rails to take their spot in what was called...

 

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